Chinese industry has recently taken a further hit with the country’s recent surge of COVID-19 cases and new restrictions. Earlier this month, 9to5Mac reported that new MacBook Pro orders and even existing orders that started in February have been delayed until July. Now Apple’s MacBook Pro, as well as other products like the iMac, Mac Studio, and Studio Display are suffering from lags. Shipments of these products are now delayed until August as supply chain issues persist.
In early May, users who had ordered a custom configuration of the 16-inch MacBook Pro in February provided feedback. Their order had already been delayed. However, they have received information from Apple, indicating that the devices will not ship until late June or early July. This new delay also apparently affects even the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Now they even reach July 28 at the latest. Purchasing components also causes other delays. If you buy the Apple M1 Pro or Max chip, memory or storage, the shipping time will reach August 8th.
Apple is suffering from a shortage of inventory of MacBook Pro and other products
Several retailers, including Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo and Best Buy, now stock various MacBook Pro configurations. Along with the new MacBook Pro, the Mac Studio and Studio Display will also ship from Apple at the end of August. The standard iMac model is available immediately. However, if you upgrade memory or storage, it will delay the product until August.
There’s no lag with Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro M1. Additionally, the MacBook Air M1 will be available as a stock model from Apple in about a week. However, if you upgrade the memory or storage again, it will delay the delivery for one month.
Interestingly, in a previous report, Tim Cook expected the chain issues to go away. Or at least expected major relief, now the future of the situation is unclear. Additionally, the issues will cost between $4 billion and $8 billion this quarter.
We’re curious to see if this will affect the next iPhone 14 series or other upcoming products such as Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset.